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Topic # 50339 24-Nov-2009 15:37
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Hi Guys,

here was my first problem.  I think I fixed it but now I have a second one.
Firstly as I only have one set of AV inputs into the TV I was trying to work out how can we get the TV and DVD connected to the Freeview. (No, I have no 2nd set of AV's on the front of TV).   I have got a scart going from set top box to 3 AV cords that plug into DVD.  Then 3 plug AV out from DVD to 3 plug AV into TV.  I can watch TV from the DVD EXT1 channel and it records but when I want to change channels it will also change the channel it is recording.  How do fix that? Thanks from "tearing my hair out"  The $(*&( TV Man took his money and run.  No $^%$&#$  good having all this set up and I can't even record!!

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  Reply # 275838 24-Nov-2009 15:44
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rollingcloud: Hi Guys,


I can watch TV from the DVD EXT1 channel and it records but when I want to change channels it will also change the channel it is recording.  How do fix that?


On a standard freeview box you cant!,

You need a set top box with dual tuners if you want to watch one and record another, and I am not sure if any of the Freeview satellite boxes (I assume you are using satellite freeview).


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  Reply # 275849 24-Nov-2009 16:08
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As above. You can't fix that because it is not broken. The Freeview box can only tune into one channel at a time. In the past you could record a different channel on a VCR because it had a built in tuner itself which is what it was recording from.

If you want to be able to watch one thing and record another then you need a PVR solution. Something like this
http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/topfield-tf6000pvr-hdmi-digital-satellite-receiverpvr-p-370.html

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  Reply # 275851 24-Nov-2009 16:08
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rollingcloud: I can watch TV from the DVD EXT1 channel and it records but when I want to change channels it will also change the channel it is recording


What are you changing channels on?
I'm assuming you mean you change channels on the freeview box, or maybe the DVD recorder?

Each of the devices you have will have just one TV tuner.  In essence you need one TV tuner for each individual task you want to do.  If you want to watch TV, that will take one tuner.  If you want to record another TV channel, you'll need another tuner for this.

Unless you get a dedicated twin tuner recording device (some were half reviewed here on geekzone a few months back), you'll need two individual single freeview tuner boxes, and a TV with a bunch more inputs too.

You have a freeview box that can tune to one station at a time as your TV source.  You can't magically expect this to be able to send one channel to the TV and a different channel to your hard drive recorder sorry.



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  Reply # 276287 25-Nov-2009 19:44
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I understand I have a twin tuner recording device.........topfield6000FE. What can I do now? The instruction book is not helpful

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  Reply # 276319 25-Nov-2009 21:34
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Features

Fully DVB-S compliant
DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and USALS(DiSEqC 1.3)
5000 services (TV and Radio) programmable
Multilingual audio support
Multilingual menu text support
Service switching time less than 1 second
Service list editing
Favorite service list editing
30 favorite service groups support
Automatic and Manual PAL/NTSC selection
256 color On-Screen Display (OSD)
GMT and Time Offset support
Full Picture In Graphic (PIG) function
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for on screen service information
Subtitle supported
Teletext supported by VBI insertion and software emulation
Parental lock facility by service and program event
Firmware and Data transfer from receiver to receiver
Exciting games embedded
RCA A/V output
RF-modulator output
SCART with Component output (RGB or YUV)
VCR Timer function
Mosaic (Multi-picture) screen support
Displaying user's images in radio mode
The TF6000Fe is Topfield's entry level free to air (FTA) satellite receiver. With the same super sensitive tuner and all the other features of the TF6000F and previous models, yet now offering digital display and component output, this model is the best yet.

The Topfield TF6000Fe has an onscreen EPG (Electronic Program Guide or Electronic TV Guide) with the push of a single button on the remote control. You can connect it via the AV or component connection on your TV or you can feed the signal in via the aerial input of your older TV.

The TF6000Fe works with all of the free New Zealand channels as well as foreign language channels. And it automatically adjusts for wide screen broadcasts.

The new TF6000Fe now offers channel display on the front of the receiver.

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You DO NOT have a dual tuner box





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  Reply # 276350 25-Nov-2009 22:54
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If it is new maybe you can return it for a model with dual tuners? However generally only PVR's have dual tuners so you are looking at quite a bit of coin.







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  Reply # 276681 26-Nov-2009 22:17
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There is one and has been available for some years now that allows watching of two channels at once in your home.

The Kaon KSF-620R2 is a true multiroom receiver which will allow watching of two channels at once.

http://www.asoft.co.nz/kaon/ksf620r2.htm
http://www.dtvs.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=3
PVRs are here:
http://www.dtvs.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=63
http://www.dtvs.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=80
http://www.asoft.co.nz/kaon/kscn660h2.htm

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  Reply # 278759 2-Dec-2009 14:46
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if your useing pc get sage tv and you can

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